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Candide – The Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Writer: Mark Ravenhill, inspired by the book by Voltaire Director: Lyndsey Turner Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:3.5] How many times can you knock a man down, before he stops trying to get back up? This is the question that presents itself throughout Voltaire’s original Candide that delivers a tale of hope and optimism in the face of a succession of setbacks, ...

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All’s Well that Ends Well – The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Nancy Meckler Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:4] All’s Well that Ends Well is perhaps one of Shakespeare’s less well-known plays, and is one that seems to be rarely performed. Indeed, a search of the archives reveals only 23 RSC productions of the work in the last 100 years, being last seen as part of the Complete Works ...

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Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Thom Sellwood Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer [Rating: 3.5] “By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes”… As the Queen Elizabeth Hall is plunged into darkness, the three prophecising witches appear behind the audience to begin one of Shakespeare’s most haunting and tragic plays. A group of five performers from Quite Nice Theatre, directed by ...

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NEWS: Royal Shakespeare Company Joins Forces With Google To Present Midsummer Night’s Dreaming

In a project directed by Google’s Tom Uglow and the RSC’s Geraldine Collinge, people all over the world will be able to join the Royal Shakespeare Company live in Stratford-upon-Avon and online, as they present a one-off digital theatre project, Midsummer Night’s Dreaming. This creative experiment will take place over Midsummer weekend, 21 –24 June 2013 and will explore different ...

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Boris Godunov – Swan Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

Writer: Alexander Pushkin, adapted by Adrian Mitchell Music: John Woolf Director: Michael Boyd Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:4.5] Alexander Pushkin wrote Boris Godunov around 1825. It was always intended as an attack on the Russia of the time, but, then as now, attacking the status quo could be a dangerous thing, so his message was thinly disguised as a historical piece, ...

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